Greenwich Council have submitted an application to convert a former toilet block in Bostall Gardens into a café.
The plan follows along the lines of conversion of toilets to a café at the Slade in Plumstead.
The building in Abbey Wood off McLeod Road will be pared back to a shell before the rebuild, which will include a new entrance including disabled access.
The list of work includes:
• Replacement of existing timber doors and metal casement windows with double glazed uPVC casement windows.
• Relaying the existing York stone paving and laying a new section of tarmacadam paving to the rear of the building.
• Creating access to a WC that can be used by the public.
• Repairing and insulating the roof.
• Cleaning brickwork.
• Forming a new access ramp to the new main entrance.
• Replacing and overhauling gutters and downpipes.
• Fixing roller shutters to all large window and door openings.
• Removing bushes and shrubs along the south elevation of the building.
• New above and below ground drainage. Existing system to be diverted and repaired in section.
A former toilet block was converted in 2018 to a café in Plumstead, which appears to have been a success and created a new hub for residents.
Bostall Gardens has been on a downward trajectory for some time, though the current block doesn’t look quite as bad as it did in the recent past as seen here around 2019.
You can view the café in Plumstead’s page here for a taster of what might be expected.
Abbey Wood plans can be viewed by clicking here.